Spirituality and Service
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A confidential online prayer request service for alumni, parents and friends of Boston College.
Faith Programs and Service Opportunities
As graduates of a Jesuit, Catholic University we share a special commitment not to live for ourselves alone. We recognize that we are called to share our time, talent, and resources with the world around us. It is a lifetime commitment – a commitment worthy of St. Ignatius’ call to go “transform the world.” Consider these service opportunities
Sunday, Mar. 30, 11 a.m.
Egan Chapel, Fairfield University, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, Conn.
Gather with fellow alumni, family members, and friends from Fairfield County to celebrate our annual spring Mass at Egan Chapel at Fairfield University. The Mass will be celebrated by BC’s own Charles H. Allen, S.J., ’65, MA/PhL’66, and will be followed by a reception downstairs in the McGrath room, where light refreshments will be served.
Egan Chapel is located beside the Barone Campus Center in the middle of the Fairfield University campus. Parking is located in the lot up the hill from Egan Chapel.
Sunday, Mar. 30, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Boston College, Main Campus, Conte Forum
All are cordially invited to the annual celebration of Laetare Sunday at Boston College. This Mass marks the midpoint of Lent and is intended to provide encouragement as we progress through the penitential season of Lent.
University President William P. Leahy, S.J., will preside at the Mass. Brunch will immediately follow Mass.
This year’s featured guest speaker and Ignatian Award recipient will be Antonio “TJ” Martinez, S.J., ’92, MDiv/ThM’07. Fr. Martinez is the founding president of Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory School of Houston, Texas.
Launched in August 2009, Cristo Rey Jesuit is an innovative, game changing Jesuit high school that combines a rigorous college prep program with a salaried part-time job, exclusively serving children living at or below the poverty line. In June 2013, Cristo Rey graduated its first class, all of whom were accepted into college. Fr. Martinez has earned five graduate degrees including three degrees from Boston College, a law degree from the University of Texas School of Law, and a graduate degree from Harvard University. In 2012, Houston’s Papercity magazine named him one of four “new influencers” in the city.
Today, in the Eucharistic liturgy of the first Sunday of Lent, we have two Scripture stories that are all too familiar to us. First, the book of Genesis offers us the classic story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden where they become aware of the fruit bearing tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Second, we have the epic drama of Jesus’ temptations in the Gospel of Matthew. But I suggest it is the middle reading, perhaps the less poetic reading from Paul’s letter to the Romans, that provides the clue, the fulcrum, the glue that holds the other two together. » Read more
The Church invites us to renew our friendship with the Triune God, the Holy Community of Persons whose best name is Love. As Pope Francis notes in his Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium: “The joy of the gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus. Those who accept his offer of salvation are set free from sin, sorrow, inner emptiness and loneliness. With Christ joy is constantly born anew.” » Read more
On Saturday, February 16, 2013, Melissa Kelley, Associate Professor, School of Theology and Ministry, presented "Caring for the Caregivers" at the Cadigan Alumni Center. To view her presentation, click here.
On November 4th, 2012, Fr. Joseph O'Keefe, S.J., Professor, Lynch School of Education, gave a presentation at the former Alumni House entitled "Spirituality in the Workplace. Click the links to view the PowerPoint Presentation and the film clip shown at the event.
On December 1st, 2011, Fr. James Martin, S.J., gave a presentation entitled "Between Heaven & Mirth: Laughter, Joy and Humor in the Spiritual Life" at St. Ignatius Church at Boston College. Click o